It has nice, soft fur; but it also has a duck’s bill, and lays eggs. The males have poisonous spurs in their heels that can really ruin your day, if you annoy them. It lives in the water and waddles around on land. And it’s kind of hard to type it correctly.
It is, of course, the duck-billed platypus, from Australia. As you can see, this female platypus is nice to handle and seems quite affectionate.
You can’t just waltz into Pet Smart and buy one, though. Probably you can’t do that even in Australia.
Now watch–it’ll turn out that at least one of you has a pet platypus and people will think I don’t know what I’m talking about.